Hunting with Falcons

painting by Kim Hong-doGreat example of Korean art as it is traditionally displayed. The Korean artist Kim Hong-do (1745-c.1806) is most well-known for his depictions of everyday life in Korea during the Joseon Period. Kim Hong-do often painted using the name Danwon.

In this painting we have a hunting party with a trio of falcons and dogs hunting for some unknown prey. The hunters are on horseback. It is a bit hard to see the details but the museum which currently owns this painting wanted to show the work in its entirety rather than focus entirely on the painting.

To view more paintings by this artist as well as learn more about his life, please visit our biography of Danwon.